Residences in Vancouver are frequently targeted by burglars that gain entry by forcing doors and windows. The prevention of these forced entry attempts can be achieved through the installation of security hardware designed to prevent the specific methods used by intruders. Door security should be assessed and installed by a security professional with a thorough understanding security threats and access methods used by intruders.
Prying attempts, where a burglar uses a pry bar, crowbar or similar tool to spread the door from the frame or uses leverage to break the frame or door, are common in home burglary. A properly installed quality Deadbolt and Reinforcing Hardware can prevent this kind of attack. A interlocking guard or a jimmy proof deadlock, a type of Rim Lock, are specific pieces of hardware used to prevent this particular method of unauthorized entry. Reinforced strike plates, door reinforcers and properly spaced additional locks can also help maintain the strength of a door or frame against these attacks.
Direct forced attempts are also common against home doors and because of the quick results and low skill requirements this method is often employed by emergency responders such as fire fighters and police. The results are the same for intruders with the intent on harming you or depriving you of your possessions. Typically these attacks are achieved by kicking the door in. A heavy duty deadbolt properly installed with additional security hardware is the best defence against this threat to your property. Of course the strength of the door itself must be considered and a hollow wooden door should not be used for any serious security.
Glass breaking and reaching through to unlock door locks are another forced entry method. To prevent this entry. Double sided locks can be installed. A double sided lock is a lock where a key is needed to lock or unlock the lock from both the inside and outside. Whenever considering double sided locks for security one must also consider emergency egress and the possibility of restricted or delayed egress during an emergency such as a fire or home invasion.
Entering through broken glass is prevented with window bars or protective film. If you are installing window bars on your home you must allow for the window bars on bedroom windows to be opened from the inside for an emergency fire exit.
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Weekly Property Crime Report
- The break-ins are occurring during the daytime and late afternoon.
- Entry is being gained by prying or forcing rear doors and windows.
- Items being stolen include jewellery, laptops and cash.
- The break-ins are occurring between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
- Entry is being gained by prying windows and doors.
- Items being stolen include jewellery, tools and bikes.